Guwahati: The trophy tour of the upcoming 2023 FIH The men’s hockey world championship, which started in Bhubaneswar on Monday, reaches Imphal on Wednesday and makes its next stop in Guwahati a day later.
Guwahati and Imphal are the only cities in the north east where the trophy will be carried.
During the 21-day tour, the trophy will move through Bengal, Manipur, Assam, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, before finally returning to Odisha on 25 December. , after which it will tour all districts of the host country.
The trophy will also visit all 17 blocks of the Sundargarh district, which is considered the breeding ground of hockey in the state.
The tour officially kicked off on Monday when Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presented the trophy to Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey in the state capital.
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The FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 will be played from January 13 to 29. Host country India, which has been placed in Group D along with Spain, England and Wales, will start their campaign against Spain on January 13.
Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, India, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, England, France, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, South Africa, Japan, Chile and Wales are the 16 teams that will participate in the tournament. Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will host the final on January 29.
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